Gibson Enjoys Mississippi State Visit

Pinson Valley (AL) running back Nick Gibson picked Mississippi State over a host of offers during the summer. Since making his pledge to Dan Mullen and his staff, Gibson has remained True Maroon. Gibson and his family made their official visit to Starkville this weekend to learn more about what lies ahead.

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"My visit went really good," Gibson said. "I had a really good time. They showed me everything and talked to me about the future and things like that."

Gibson reports that the visit allowed him to reunite with another Alabama native who will be a future teammate in Starkville.

"Cory Thomas was my host," Gibson said. "I knew him before, but it was good to see him again. We had a good time and he took me a few places and I got to hang out with the other players. That was one of the best parts of the trip."

The time with future friends and family was important to Gibson who reports that the Saturday afternoon spent at Dan Mullen's home was a highlight of the weekend.

"I had a great time at Coach Mullen's house," Gibson said. "He has a huge house and you can do pretty much whatever you want there. They fed us good and we all just got a chance to spend time with each other. I think that was one of the things I enjoyed the most. Everybody just kid of hung out together."

A handful of Alabama prep stars were on campus this weekend. Gibson says that the time with people he was familiar with added to the weekend.

"It helped having some people you know," Gibson said. "Some of us had played against each other and we all sort of knew about each other. Being from the same place, we had some things to talk about already. It wasn't like taking a trip with a bunch of strangers. It was good to be around my future teammates."

Before heading home, Gibson was able to get some facetime with the top dawg, Dan Mullen.

"Coach Mullen told me that they are excited about getting me up there," Gibson shared. "He told me that they expect some real toughness out of me and that they need me to come in ready to work and contribute to help the team."

With his official visit now behind him, Gibson is prepared to move ahead and towards his June enrollment date.

"I know that I made the right decision," Gibson said. "Mississippi State is the right place for me and I am ready to get up there this summer and get to work. This weekend really got me excited about getting back up there."

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